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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
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Marvin Jones tweaked his ankle on Wednesday and was listed as "DNP."
Jones can't catch a break. After missing all of the offseason program with an ankle injury, Jones returned to training camp for all of one practice before breaking his foot. In his first official practice back from the broken foot on Wednesday, Jones hurts his ankle. He was initially expected to make his season debut this week against New England, but now Jones' status is up in the air. Oct 1 - 4:13 PM

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Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to make his 2014 debut in Sunday night's game at New England.

We'd keep expectations in check initially as Jones practiced a grand total of one time during the offseason program and training camp. But based on talent alone, he'll pass up Mohamed Sanu quickly for outside receiving duties and become a major red-zone threat. Jones posted a 51-712-10 line last year despite playing on just 50.0 percent of the snaps. "Oh yes, I can't wait," OC Hue Jackson said when asked about Jones' return. "He can run and catch. Not only does he take the top off, he scores a lot of touchdowns, too."
Sep 30 - 8:52 AM

Marvin Jones (foot) will resume practicing this week.

Jones remains on track to return following the Bengals' Week 4 bye. With Mohamed Sanu playing well opposite A.J. Green, Jones should begin his 2014 as the Bengals' No. 3 receiver, but one with the ability to overtake Sanu. He's a WR5 stash in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Sep 22 - 2:13 PM

Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to return following the Week 4 bye.

Jones' timetable has been unchanged since breaking his foot early in camp. Given how much time he's missed, expect him to be eased in as a rotation player with Mohamed Sanu. Eventually, expect Jones to be the man on the outside opposite A.J. Green, leaving Sanu in a slot role. Deep leaguers should make a stash.
Sep 21 - 9:41 PM

Marvin Jones (foot) reportedly still appears to be on track for a return following the Bengals' Week 4 bye.

A broken foot can be a tricky injury for a wide receiver -- ask Aaron Dobson, Julio Jones and Hakeem Nicks. So it's a good sign that Marvin's rehab is progressing nicely. Mohamed Sanu, a star of the Bengals' offseason and preseason, will soak up tons of snaps in the meantime.
Sep 3 - 8:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms the Bengals are targeting Week 5 for Marvin Jones' (foot) return.

The Bengals' bye is in Week 4, meaning Jones would miss only three games in a best-case scenario. The reality is, the foot is one of the worst parts of the body a receiver can hurt, and it will be hard to get a grip on Jones' recovery until a few weeks have passed. He's not worth the late-round plunge in 10-12 team drafts.
Aug 12 - 9:56 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer doesn't anticipate Marvin Jones (foot) opening the season on short-term injured reserve.

If the Bengals were to use the designated for return spot on Jones, he wouldn't be able to play until Week 9 at the earliest. While it would make some sense and allow Jones to fully heal in time for the stretch run, the Bengals believe Jones can be available much sooner. The best guess is that Jones will miss the first three games of the season and return in Week 5 following the Bengals' bye.
Aug 12 - 10:54 AM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Bengals "hope" to have Marvin Jones (foot) back by Week 5.

The Bengals have their bye in Week 4. Jones' summer has been rough so far, as he was sidelined at the start of camp with an ankle issue. He then ended up breaking his foot in practice over the weekend. Jones broke out last season in OC Jay Gruden's pass-happy attack. With Hue Jackson now running the offense and expected to be run-dominant, Jones' major injury paired with a limited target ceiling make him an unattractive fantasy pick.
Aug 11 - 8:27 PM concedes Marvin Jones (broken foot) will "probably" be out six weeks, and is a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return.

I.R./designated for return is probably the best option for both player and team; foot fractures are one of the toughest injuries an NFL player can suffer, both in terms of recurrence and as an injury that leads to further injuries. Jones is now undraftable in 10-team leagues and we'd avoid him in 12-teamers, as well. His outlook was already murky as a role player in new OC Hue Jackson's run-based attack. If you drafted early in a relatively shallow league, we'd seriously consider dropping Jones for a waiver-wire pickup with some upside.
Aug 11 - 5:48 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says Marvin Jones will be sidelined a "few weeks" with a broken left foot.

Jones had to have a screw inserted in his fifth metatarsal after going down in Saturday's practice. A "few weeks" is a very optimistic timeline, bordering on unrealistic. It's a major blow for the Bengals' No. 2 receiver, one that leaves him highly questionable for Week 1. Jones had already been missing time with an ankle injury, and has almost no summer reps under his belt in new OC Hue Jackson's offense. A would-be upside WR3, Jones is now best left as a late-round flier. Mohamed Sanu, a player Jones rotated with in 2013, is next up on the depth chart. Sanu has been having a strong camp.
Aug 11 - 5:07 PM

Marvin Jones (ankle) is sitting out Thursday's preseason opener.

Jones was activated off the active/NFI list three days ago, but isn't yet in game shape. He should be ready for the Bengals' second preseason game on August 16.
Aug 7 - 6:34 PM

Bengals activated WR Marvin Jones (ankle) from the active/NFI list.

Despite reports of a hot start to camp by Mohamed Sanu and Jones' absence to this point, the Bengals listed Jones as the No. 2 wide receiver on their first depth chart of August. He's locked in as the starter opposite A.J. Green.
Aug 4 - 2:10 PM

Marvin Jones (ankle) remains on active/NFI.

Jones hasn't practiced since rolling his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. It's a bit of a concern considering Mohamed Sanu has been lighting up camp in his absence. Jones remains a fine late-round flier candidate, but we'd like to see him make his camp debut in the next week.
Aug 1 - 12:36 PM

Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to practice this week.

Jones tweaked his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. Although he's on the active/NFI list for now, it's not a real concern.
Jul 21 - 9:36 PM

Bengals placed WR Marvin Jones (ankle), CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) and QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) on the active/NFI list.

None of the injuries are considered serious, though McCarron's throwing shoulder was reportedly a minor issue in the run up to the draft. Jones will likely be activated within the week. It's not a concern for his fantasy draft status.
Jul 21 - 3:57 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3James Wright
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Kevin Brock
3Tyler Eifert
K1Mike Nugent